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    A quick good morning ��...I'm awake!!
    Really awake!
    So clear minded....omg I missed this sooooo much!
    Will write more later...thanks for the wonderful advice and kind words Lav and Guitarista ... Wonderful people
    Love to all.
    Speak soon
    Wise NoSugar once said "Whatever drinking or smoking weed brings out in you that you are longing for, is already in you. It isnít coming from the drug. The trick is to find a healthier way to release it"

    Everything I was looking for in weed and alcohol I've found in sobriety

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    Happy New Years, dear Nesters!!

    All is well here.. I had a New Years Eve celebration with a "new love".. which was weird, but also somehow ok in this time of who knows what's going on?
    it sounds like everyone had a good few days before..? and then the change into a new year.? I always try to remind myself that it's all relative.. this is our new year, but so many people celebrate differently..
    it's still such an uncertain time.. i'm still unemployed (though thankfully receiving state money).. and don't see a real end to the madness..?
    we hear one thing and then another.
    but the morning walks and meditation are helping!! as you said, Gman.. doesn't take a lot of time to make a commitment.
    one minute is amazing!!!!
    i've joined the bandwagon in learning chess!! i LOVED the queens gambit and have been learning online.. can't wait for the flea markets to open again so i can find a decent board!
    love to all of you..oxoxoxox
    Last edited by lifechange; January 2nd, 2021 at 11:34 AM.

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    TOOLBOX THAT G-MAN! Excellent post. "Why am I numbing myself" is what impacted me too. I did find that many of the reasons I was escaping didn't reveal themselves until I quit. You ROCK buddy. Way to go for the life you were meant to have and the greatness you were intended to be!

    After my daughter slept in our room (again), I actually had about 3 minutes to log in here and drink my tea in silence - until I realized the dog barfed at the back door. SO, we are headed out and I don't have much time again. I SO miss my personal time. I know my daughter won't cling to me forever, and I will likely miss it - but GOSH! I do need some me time. Especially in the. mornings when I can ease into the day with positive thoughts here.

    Keep at it 3BOW. One day, one hour, one minute at a time. Did you make a plan, with how to handle your cravings as they come up? A plan really helped me.

    Kensho

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    No, no craving plan. Just not giving in to it, seems easy enough. I'm really enjoying it again. Even the few I had at the weekend had an effect on me...took a huge long walk today, mediated with a mooji podcast. Very beautiful. I'm very at peace. And I want to stay this way. Sorry to those who see me here who know I've been here before, I must look a little pathetic to you, but I'm working on this. I promise this is my year and I look forward to posting here and getting to know my fellow wariors. Much love and peace to all.
    Wise NoSugar once said "Whatever drinking or smoking weed brings out in you that you are longing for, is already in you. It isnít coming from the drug. The trick is to find a healthier way to release it"

    Everything I was looking for in weed and alcohol I've found in sobriety

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    Greetings Nesters,

    We actually had a half decent day here, no rain & fairly mild. I’m sure winter will return very soon, haha!

    3BoW, in case you haven’t noticed there’s no judgement here. We’ve all been where you are right now & we just want to encourage you to keep moving forward. Helping each other reach our goals is what we do

    Kensho, I remember feeling the way you do trying to carve out a minute for yourself. It does end, I promise you that & yes you will miss the constant interruptions, believe it or not. I really don’t think there’s any way around it but you will be OK

    LC, good to see you & congrats on the new love interest. Being happy & healthy to enjoy normal things is what we all want.
    I’m grateful you’re receiving state money during this time, you know what’s happening here, ugh. Hope you can get back to work soon.

    G, Happy New Year to you!!

    Not much else going on here so I’ll wish everyone a safe night in the nest!

    Lav
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    Hope we all find peace and happiness in 2021.

    To the many homeless in this country I hope they can be Given a second chance . Better resources for mental health, food and a safe place to stay. I donate to the homeless every year. My son was often homeless and treated worse than a dog by police. Pray for better solutions for the homeless in 2021.

    Sending you all my love.
    "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. " by Winston Churchill .

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    LC - hooray for new years and new love and chess! Sounds like a positive trifecta Glad you're still receiving $ support while unemployed too. I know for folks here who aren't receiving much or any such support, the past year has been unimaginably stressful.

    3BoW - I'm really glad to hear that you're jumping onto the side of quitting al for the full year. I think you'll find it a steadier place to be once you get in a groove. Sure there will be days where you REALLY want to drink, or maybe just really want the social side, or the relaxation side, or whatever. But all of those things can be achieved through other healthier means and you'll for sure come out of this in a better place. As Lav said, no judgment here -- we've probably all quite literally been in the same or similar circumstances, mindsets, etc. I hope you'll stick around and keep posting as you move forward with this new plan.

    G - what a great post. I second (third?) the suggestion to put it in the toolbox.

    Nar - are you ready to start your new job? It begins this coming week right? Can't wait to hear about it.


    The new year is off to a good start here. I've got a relatively light schedule this coming week and then I'll have to start drumming up some new students. I love what I do but I'm fatigued in general and am not looking forward to working harder. I've got a week or so to adjust my mindset and focus on some positives, and I'll be starting by making a new list of the things about my work and life that I'm grateful for. I wouldn't trade what I do for anything except maybe somehow getting a job that is just swimming with dolphins -- not training or trapping or exploiting them, just hanging out with them and observing/interacting. That would be pretty cool in my opinion!

    On that note I'll say goodnight for now. Hope you all are having good weekends!

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    Thanks all for accepting me into the nest, I'll grab a pillow and duvet and cuddle up in a corner and watch for a while
    Sending love and joy to all
    Wise NoSugar once said "Whatever drinking or smoking weed brings out in you that you are longing for, is already in you. It isnít coming from the drug. The trick is to find a healthier way to release it"

    Everything I was looking for in weed and alcohol I've found in sobriety

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    Happy Sunday! Feeling slow this morning. Typical day ahead for me, with laundry, grocery shopping and house chores.

    3BOW, glad you're here.

    Shades, thank you for the reminder about people who are homeless. I've seen more people than ever on street corners or wandering at night with just a bag - and no coats even.

    Wags, dolphins sound like a great second choice if you get tired of tutoring! I had a dream last night that I was cooking for the neighborhood, and loved it! Chef, or meal provider might be mine.

    Hi LC! Chess sounds like a fun hobby - though I'm terrible at it! Nice way to slow down. I've taken on sourdough - and am apparently not to good at that either. My first loaf was a dense rock! I think it didn't rise enough.

    Anyway, peace to everyone. Have a good day!
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    Hi, All:

    3BOW, definitely no judgement - we're all here for a reason. Settle in, it is a great place to be.

    Wags, when you find that job, hire me! I'm in...Have you seen My Octopus Teacher? I'd take that job (with warmer water) please. Good luck with setting your intention. I had some great time off and am not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, even though I love my job. I'd like to have it in a 6 - 8 hour day, not the crazy hours I end up having to work. When I "retire" from this work, I look forward to finding something like that.

    Kensho, alone time is at a premium here also. My husband has decided he likes to hike after all, so what used to be my alone time is time with him. That's good for him - glad he's getting out and getting exercise, but I have to search time for myself. The weekend mornings are usually good.

    Holly Whitaker from Hip Sobriety has a new book. Has anyone read it? Chrissy Tiegen joined the ranks of sober celebrities and has been reading that book and promoting it. I am always glad when someone with so much influence is out loud sober.

    Happy SOBER Sunday,
    Pav

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